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Learn How to Practice Hope During Difficult Times

Kathleen Rude

A three-day Active Hope workshop, How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m., May 30, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 31 and June 1, in St. Francis, Wisconsin. The workshop will be led by Kathleen Rude, environmentalist, writer, Work That Reconnects facilitator and shamanic practitioner (

This groundbreaking workshop will help participants transform fear and despair into inspiration and a sense of empowerment. They will experience the healing power of gratitude, find compassion in honoring their pain for the world, embrace their connections with each other and with the self-healing powers in the web of life, and realize their potential to make a difference.

Active Hope includes interactive exercises, movement, inspirational readings and teachings, and simple ceremonies. This engaging experience gives tools for dealing with the challenges of living in a world bombarded with personal, local and global crises and causes.

Cost is $185, with option to purchase lunches. Location: Marion Center (on Lake Michigan) Rosary Hall, 3211 S. Lake Dr., Ste. 323, St. Francis, WI. For more information, call 414-367-4325, email [email protected]. For tickets and required registration, visit